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Hi :)
Thanks :)  The link answered most of my questions about fillable fields.
It's good to see there are options such as text-fields and radio-buttons.

I still think the old MS format is the way to go for sharing documents in
the here&now but that ODF is the way to go for long-term storage.

Thanks and regards from
a Tom :)

On 1 May 2018 at 17:33, Virgil Arrington <> wrote:

On 04/30/2018 03:39 PM, Tanstaafl wrote:
On 4/30/2018, 8:32:31 AM, Virgil Arrington <> wrote:
Today, I will be drafting the final exam for my students. I will use LO
Writer for the task. I will then email it to my students and they will
type their answers right onto the computer file and email it back to me.
I need to get the file to my students in a format they can easily use
with their computers. I will use .DOC for this purpose because it's the
easiest solution to this situation.
No, it is just the one you settled on.

The easiest - and safst - approach would be to use Libreoffice to create
the form, save it as a fillable PDF form, then send that to your

Okay, I've done some digging to find out how to create fillable PDF
forms in LO. I found the below  website that explains it somewhat.

I've tried it and it works fairly well. I'm still learning some of the
nuances. I'll test it on various systems and I may use it for my current
exam. I like the idea of using PDF instead of .DOC, and I think it may
even be nicer for my students.

I love learning new things that LO can do that I had never thought


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